Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Goderich is a small town in Ontario on the eastern shore of Lake Huron. It's a beautiful town known for it's sunsets, beaches, town centre and more.
As I'm sure you know the town was devastated on Sunday, August 21st when an F3 tornado touched down in the town, destroying much of the town centre - it was the strongest tornado that had hit Ontario since the Arthur, Ontario tornado of April 20, 1996. Thunderstorm warnings were in place and a tornado warning was issued for 3:48 p.m. ET — just 12 minutes before it struck. Unfortunately one person was killed: Norman Laberge, 61, of Lucknow, who was working in a salt mine when the tornado hit. There was also 37 injured people.
Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced that the Ontario government will allocate $5 million to a disaster relief fund to help Goderich rebuild.
Click here to read about efforts being made by the Red Cross in assisting families in Goderich - and please donate if you can.